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Apple’s Cupertino ‘spaceship’ campus given go-ahead (final rubber-stamp vote in Nov)

Cupertino City Council last night voted unanimously to approve Apple’s planning application for the circular campus building first presented to council members by Steve Jobs in 2011, in what was to turn out to be his last public appearance before his death. It was Steve Jobs who nicknamed the …

Square Cash lets you send money over e-mail — cool, but who will trust it?

Square has just released the simplest way to send money to anyone online. And yet, there’s no guarantee it will be a success.<p>With Square Cash, anyone with a debit card can send money to others simply by crafting an e-mail, putting an amount in the subject line, and hitting send. After your first …

Make way for a new social media icon: the interrobang

At the risk of making my life sound more exciting than it really is, around once a week I find myself staring at my laptop keyboard wondering which of the symbols staring back at me – not to mention those only conjured into existence via complex keystrokes – will be the next big thing. I think of …

Best Buy will trade you a free iPhone 5 for your old smartphone

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Credit: Palm<p>Don’t know what to do with your old Palm Pre? If you were thinking about getting an iPhone(s aapl) you can bring …

Everyday Foods Transformed Into Appealing Sculptures

Romanian artist Dan Cretu sees the potential for art in all of the foods around him. In his work, he transforms the most basic of nourishment–fruits and vegetables, sunflower seeds, and even slices of salami–into elaborate food art. Since he began his work in this type of sculpture, even just the …

Art

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

4 Essential Ingredients for Great Landscape Photographs

When you are out in the field and you’re not sure if your the image you are making is any good, go through this quick mental checklist to see if your …

Digital Photography

Articles about 6 white hot homes tropical paradise on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home on wheels...<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of …

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How to Capture Authentic Emotion in Portrait Photography

If you shoot portraits on a regular basis, I’m sure you have an informal checklist of sorts that you consult — at least mentally — both before and …

Cafe noise boosts productivity

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>A downloadable soundtrack simulates the hum of your local coffee shop, helping you work more effectively at home<p>Liz Fields<p>June 21, 2013 9:32pm (UTC)<p>There's a reason your favorite coffeehouse is packed with patrons wielding laptop computers, and it has nothing to do with free wi-fi. …

Ushahidi Raising Kickstarter Funding for Rugged Hotspot BRCK

Ushahidi, the non-profit tech company best known for disaster mapping, is branching out into hardware.<p>The Nairobi-based organization just launched a …

Internet of Things

How MailChimp learned to treat data like orange juice and rethink email in the process

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: MailChimps email addresses mapped<p>MailChimp Chief Data Scientist John Foreman likes to talk about orange juice. On the …

Google adds remote desktop to Hangouts, lets users simultaneously video chat and troubleshoot

Google+ Hangouts just received a small but potentially quite useful upgrade today — as of now, Hangouts include a remote desktop feature. This lets you remotely control the computer of someone you're having a Hangout with for troubleshooting purposes, and the Hangout lets you keep chatting and walk …

Federal court questions whether using a bug to beat a video poker machine is hacking

A US District Court is questioning whether taking advantage of a computer bug is considered hacking under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), reports <i>Wired</i>. The CFAA has long been used by the federal government to target a broad scope of computer-related incidents, even though it was intended …

Apple’s iOS 7 Team in Deadline Crunch Mode, Adding Engineers

Apple’s iOS 7 is so significant a reimagining of the mobile operating system that the company is mustering additional engineering resources to get it …

Apple

Google Keep Chrome app released with offline support for your notes, to-dos, and photos

Early users of Google Keep, the company's very basic note-taking app, will be happy to hear that Google just released a Chrome app for the tool. Once you've installed the new add-on, you'll have access to a standalone window where you can add notes, to-do lists, photos, and anything else you'll …

Inside Instagram's Brand New Cleaner, More Professional Logo

To the non-design obsessed, a logo may seem like a relatively small detail, but in reality it represents the personality and identity of a product. This is the case for Instagram, and the Facebook-owned photo sharing service has released a new logo today, built heavily atop its previous script …